“Go To Travel” Secretary General, Tourism Agency
Regarding the government's "Go To Travel", Mr. Hiroshi Tabata, Director General of the Japan Tourism Agency, emphasized at the press conference that he wanted to implement the measures as planned while taking measures to prevent infection. On the other hand, he said, "At the moment, we do not have a solid one," as to whether or not we expect to take measures such as stopping acceptance by each municipality when the infection spreads in the business.
Mobile phone situation where it is difficult to connect in some areas of Kumamoto au is almost restored
Due to the heavy rain this time, it has been difficult to connect to mobile phones in some areas of Kumamoto Prefecture, but au's KDDI is 15 except for some areas in Kuma Village where access is difficult. I announced that I recovered after 5pm on the day. NTT Docomo and Softbank are still affected.
Foreign tourists visiting Japan are experiencing a record drop
Due to the impact of the new coronavirus, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan continues to fall, and some operators operating "private lodging", which are frequently used by foreign tourists, can use it for telework. In some places, we have begun to acquire new customers by, for example, preparing the facilities in the room.
JR freight: Kyushu truck agency, which is partially suspended, also has half the volume
JR Freight revealed that due to a series of heavy rains, the freight trains that have been suspended in some sections of Kyushu have difficulty in site recovery work and there is no prospect of resumption. We are using trucks as a substitute, but the amount of transportation is only half of the usual amount, and the impact on logistics is likely to continue for the time being.
Yen price fluctuation
On the 15th, the Tokyo foreign exchange market and the yen exchange rate were slightly moving.
Subtitling audio in online classes with AI Toshiba and Keio University demonstrate
A demonstration experiment in which the audio of an online lesson is automatically captioned by AI = artificial intelligence was released at a university in Yokohama.
Even after a dramatic decrease in tourists from overseas, hotels are opened one after another, aiming at "local" Kansai
While the number of foreign tourists is rapidly declining due to the new coronavirus, new hotels opened one after another in Osaka and Kyoto on the 15th. We are changing our strategy to target local residents as our main customer target.
Linear Chuo Shinkansen "Impact on the extension to Osaka in 2037" JR Tokai President
Regarding the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, which is having difficulty in discussions with Shizuoka Prefecture, President Shin Toshio Kaneko of JR Tokai repeatedly shows that it will be difficult to open between Tokyo and Nagoya in 2027, and aims to reach 2037 at the earliest. It was recognized that the extension to Osaka, which is still in existence, could be affected.
Seven-Eleven Smartphone ordering Delivery in as short as two hours Demonstration test started
Seven-Eleven Japan, the largest convenience store, has started a demonstration experiment to deliver products ordered from smartphones from stores in as little as two hours at some stores in Tokyo from the 15th. As the number of people spending time at home increases due to the influence of the new coronavirus, we would like to establish a system for delivery in a minimum of 30 minutes in the future.
Stock price rose significantly
On the 15th, the Tokyo stock market and stock prices rose significantly.
June Foreign tourists visiting Japan decreased by 99.9% compared to the same month last year, continuing a record decline
The number of foreign tourists visiting Japan last month was estimated to be 2,600 due to the new coronavirus, a decrease of 99.9% compared to the same month last year. The number of travelers decreased by 99.9% for the third consecutive month, marking a record drop.
Nissan announces new electric vehicle for the first time in about 10 years SUV with latest driving support function
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., whose performance is sluggish, has announced an electric vehicle, SUV, a multi-purpose sports car equipped with the latest driver assistance functions. Nissan will pay attention to whether or not it will be a new electric vehicle for the first time in about 10 years, and it will become popular.
Yahoo Recruiting about 100 sideline employees working at other companies to create new services
IT giant Yahoo announced that it accepts people who work as regular employees of other companies to work at Yahoo as a side business. We would like to create new services and businesses by accepting human resources that we have never had the opportunity to meet.
More than 80% of Japanese companies are concerned about the “National Security Maintenance Law” in Hong Kong
About 80% of Japanese companies operating locally are concerned about the "Hong Kong National Security Act" enacted in Hong Kong, and it is expected that the business impact will spread in the future.
AI for craft beer development 4 generations analysis of articles from the past 40 years
AI = Artificial intelligence is used to analyze articles from fashion magazines over the past 40 years, and a craft beer suitable for the generation of consumers has been developed, which is drawing attention as a new way to use AI.
Metropolitan area Newly built condominium units sold: 44% decrease in the first half of the year Minimum since 1973
This year, the number of new condominiums released in the Tokyo metropolitan area in the first half was 7,497, a decrease of more than 40% compared to the same period last year. This was the lowest since the start of the survey in 1973 because the business activities of real estate companies were restricted due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
The first landing is seriously unfished Hokkaido Kushiro, Hokkaido
For the first time, a saury auctioned for the first time was held at a market in Kushiro City, Hokkaido, and due to severe unfishing, the highest price was 38,000 yen per kilometer, the highest price ever so far, one at the store It was sold for nearly 6000 yen.
BOJ decides to maintain/continue large-scale monetary easing and financing support measures
The Bank of Japan held a monetary policy meeting until the 15th, and decided to maintain and continue the current large-scale monetary easing measures and financing support measures for companies affected by the new coronavirus. The Bank of Japan also pays close attention to the movement to limit economic activity due to the re-expansion of infections, and emphasizes its stance to take additional monetary easing if necessary.
Yen exchange rate modest price impact US-China relations over Hong Kong Carefully identify
On the 15th, the Tokyo foreign exchange market and the yen exchange rate have been moving slightly.
BOJ lowers economic growth rate outlook 5.7 to -4.5%
At the monetary policy meeting held until the 15th, the BOJ lowered its outlook for economic growth this year.
Mobile phone Kyushu Gifu Nagano Some parts of Shimane are having difficulty connecting
Due to the heavy rain this time, it has been difficult to connect mobile phones in Kyushu, Gifu prefecture, Nagano prefecture, and some parts of Shimane prefecture.
Stock price rises significantly Buy orders for a wide range of issues
Tokyo stock market on the 15th, stock prices have risen significantly.
Travel eating out is down, but online shopping is... Expenditure index seen by Creca
The index of consumption trends in the second half of June, calculated from credit card usage information, has continued to decline significantly, mainly for travel and eating out, due to the impact of the new coronavirus. However, the rate of decline narrowed from the first half of last month, reflecting the gradual resumption of economic activity.
Britain's next-generation communication standard "5G" to eliminate China's Huawei
The British government has announced that it will change its policy of partially allowing the use of Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei's equipment over the next generation telecommunications standard "5G" and will eliminate it by 2027. ..
NY Dow Average Stock Price Greater Increase Nasdaq Price Increase
On the 14th, the New York Stock Market Dow Average stock price rose sharply due to a large number of buy orders gathering.
After introducing telework, 26% of companies have already stopped...
Although the telework was temporarily introduced due to the spread of the new coronavirus, 26% of the companies have already discontinued it. There are many companies that raise the difficulty of information management, and it seems to be an issue of telework fixation.